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Create a database to search across each line of text in a series of volumes

The code here was used to create the NSW Post Office Directories search interface which helps you search across 54 volumes from 1886 to 1950. The same code, with minor modifications, could be used to index any publication where it would be useful to search by line (rather than Trove's default 'article') – for example, lists, directories and gazetteers – turning them into searchable databases.



Using this notebook

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Run live on ARDC Binder

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Run live on MyBinder

Binder is great for experimentation and quick tasks, but for some projects you might need a dedicated, persistent environment in which to work. There's information on other options in the run these notebooks section.

Examples of use

Additional documentation

Getting help

Cite as

Sherratt, Tim. (2024). GLAM-Workbench/trove-journals (version v2.1.0). Zenodo.